Balance

Balance

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Description
Hand balance with 4.5-inch iron beam, index, two shallow pans, and 13 brass weights (one is marked “1 CRONE”). The whole fits in a rectangular wooden case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Money Scale with Weights
Object Type
Scales
Weights
date made
nineteenth century
place made
Europe
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
case: 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.6675 cm x 13.0175 cm
heavier weight: 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 3.81 cm
shears: 2 1/8 in; 5.3975 cm
indicator: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
beam: 4 1/2 in; 11.43 cm
overall in case: 15 3/16 in x 2 5/8 in; 38.57625 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
CH.329270
catalog number
329270
accession number
286917
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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